2005 Season in Photos

The 2005 season was a special one for Penn State, highlighted with a Big Ten and Orange Bowl championship. Relive some of the greatest moments from the season with some of Fight On State's favorite photos from the 2005 campaign.

With thousands of photos in the FOS archives, the FOS staff took on the daunting task of selecting some of their favorites from the 2005 football season.

WELCOME BACK: The 1994 Nittany Lions, widely considered one of the greatest teams ever in colege football, headed back to Happy Valley for a team reunion during the Blue-White game.

BACKER GREATS: Former linebacker great Brian Gelzheiser, shares some words of wisdom with current PSU backer great Paul Posluszny at the Second Mile Golf Outing.

PUSH IT: Seniors Michael Robinson and Calvin Lowry compete in the annual Lift For Life competition.

PEDAL TO THE METAL: Tony Hunt shows off his breakaway speed in the opener against South Florida.

FIRST TIME'S THE CHARM: Justin King pulls in his first collegiate reception (for 59 yards), resulting in his first touchdown at Penn State.

OLD SCHOOL - NEW SCHOOL: Joe Paterno points out an area of improvement to Mike McQueary.

FROSH PHENOM: True freshman Derrick Williams shows off his speed with an open field run.

BOOSTED RECEPTION: Future Lion Chris Bell watches the action from the sideline with Coach McQueary during his PSU visit.

SAFETY DANCE: The PSU student section lets the defense know what they want to see next on the field.

MY KINDA TOWN: Paternoville is established, receiving national press, in anticipation of the night clash with Ohio State.

SIGN OF THE TIMES: A fitting sign for the 2005 season from a few Nittany Lion die hards.

PLAYIN' POZ: Posluszny makes a national statment in the Ohio State win, here pulling down Ohio State QB Troy Smith.

SEAL THE DEAL: Tamba Hali forces a fumble from Troy Smith, which was recovered by Scott Paxson, all but sealing the Penn State victory over the Buckeyes.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Michael Robinson scores the final Penn State touchdown in Ann Arbor, putting PSU ahead with under a minute left.

BANGED UP: Derrick Williams watches practice after he is sidelined for the remainder of the season with a broken arm.

A CLASSIC: Posluszny watches the offense in action from the Penn State sideline. The bloodied nose became a trademark look for Posluszny.

HOMECOMING: Michael Robinson cradles the Big Ten trophy as the team returns to University Park after claiming the title in East Lansing.

RALLYING THE TROOPS: Paterno addresses the Penn State faithful at Penn State's Orange Bowl pep rally.

SENIOR MOMENT: Robinson and Paterno share a moment prior to the 2006 Orange Bowl game's kickoff.

LAYIN' THE LUMBER: Posluszny and Harrell punish a Florida State ball carrier.

PAINFUL EXIT: Butkus and Bednarik winner Paul Posluszny is carted off the field after sustaining a knee injury in the fourth quarter of the bowl game.

HOW SWEET IT IS: Penn State squeezes out an Orange Bowl victory after three overtimes, capping an 11-1 season.

LOOK TO THE FUTURE: Several members of the Class of 2006 gather to sign their Letters of Intent on signing day.


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